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March is Women’s Global Month at TWU

DENTON — Texas Woman’s University is celebrating March as Women’s Global Month by hosting several events and activities focusing on women and the international issues affecting them.

Events during March include film screenings, lectures and discussions and the TWU International Festival.

Highlights include:

March 5 – Screening of the Documentary Film: Escuela and a panel discussion in the CFO (Classroom and Faculty Office) building, room 202, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The TWU Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association presents the film Escuela, which is about the lives of contemporary Mexican-American migrants and their struggles to educate their children while obtaining employment. More information about the film is available at www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c573.shtml. Free.

March 18 – TWU International Festival on the second floor of the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The TWU Office of International Education presents the TWU International Festival, which features food, fashion and dancing celebrating the diversity of the TWU community. Free, but reservations required in advance for lunch. To RSVP, email intloffice@twu.edu.

March 25 – Lecture and discussion on contemporary women’s education in Pakistan featuring Dr. Mona Kazim Shah in CFO room 203 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dr. Shah currently hosts and produces the DFW radio show “Politics Today,” an audience-interactive radio show that focuses on politics and sociopolitical issues in Pakistan. Dr. Shah also recently founded Project Pakistan to help families and individuals in need in Pakistan. Free.

March 26 – Screening of the Documentary Film Class Dismissed and panel discussion in CFO 202 from 5 to 7 p.m. Class Dismissed is a documentary by Adam B. Ellick that profiles Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl whose school was shut down by the Taliban. Ms. Yousafzai was shot on October 9, 2012, and continues her worldwide advocacy for educating women.

For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp.

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Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations
940-898-3456
asimpson1@twu.edu

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